Does anyone have any remedies for fingers that develop pain after holding a pen for too long?

My thumb and middle finger are in PAIN. 3 hour exam of non-stop writing this morning and I don't know how to get through the rest. Does anyone know how to get rid of the pain? I'm going to wear band-aids and put a squishy grip on my pen for the rest of exams - learnt my lesson! But the immediate pain -... show more My thumb and middle finger are in PAIN. 3 hour exam of non-stop writing this morning and I don't know how to get through the rest.

Does anyone know how to get rid of the pain?

I'm going to wear band-aids and put a squishy grip on my pen for the rest of exams - learnt my lesson!

But the immediate pain - anyone know how to get rid of it?
Update: Man, I sound like such a whiny bleep.

I apologise in advance.
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